Claiborne Mason brings over 30 years of experience in business management to Virginia Home for Boys and Girls. She owns the strategic planning and marketing company C.S Mason Consulting and has extensive experience as a consultant to nonprofit groups. Claiborne most recently served as interim CEO of United Way of Greater Richmond and Petersburg. She has served on a number of
local nonprofit boards, including The Children’s Museum of Richmond, The Powell Foundation for Economic Literacy and Gateway Homes. Claiborne’s consulting work with nonprofits has given her opportunities to work with a variety of organizations such as Sesame Workshop, Virginia Credit Union, Hampden-Sydney College and St. Joseph’s Villa.
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Brent Winn brings broad financial management and accounting leadership gained through 25 years of diverse corporate and small business experience. He has substantial experience in the not-for-profit sector, both at an operational level and as a board level volunteer, including service as a warden on the Vestry of his church, as a member of the board of the Daily Planet and the Universe Society of the Science Museum of Virginia, and budgeting and accounting work for a local human services agency.
Brent most recently served as the Chief Financial Officer of Marz Industries, Inc., and provided fractional CFO services to other small and start-up businesses. He has an MBA from the College of William and Mary, an accounting degree from Virginia Commonwealth University and a BA in history from the University of Virginia.
Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer
John Dougherty has over 15 years in the health and human services field, with a consistent focus in youth and family services. He completed his undergraduate education at Syracuse University and received his MSW from Virginia Commonwealth University. He is a Clinical Social Worker (MSW).
Beginning his career in residential care, John has progressed through
a variety of roles from in-home counseling, alternative education and trauma treatment, to his more recent roles in leadership and management. For the past four years John served as the Executive Director of ROSMY, Virginia’s leading source of support, education and advocacy for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth.
John is committed to continual growth as a leader and has been recognized as one of Richmond’s Top 40 Under 40 by Style Weekly, and was a recipient of the Stettinius Award for Nonprofit Leadership. John is driven by a passion to empower communities that empower youth to achieve their greatest potential.
Vice President of Educational Services
Monica R. Manns
Monica R, Manns holds a B.A. in Middle Grades Education and a Master’s in Rehabilitation Counseling (MRC) from Berea College, a Master’s degree in Public School Administration and a Master’s in Professional Counseling from Virginia Commonwealth University.
She has worked as a Rehabilitation Counselor in North Carolina, High School & GED Teacher in a Therapeutic Day Facility, Middle School Special Education Teacher, and the Staff Training Coordinator for a statewide non-profit organization. Her passion for children led her back to the classroom and to the position of Special Education Department Chair for a public alternative school and later as a Special Education Coordinator for a juvenile correctional facility. Prior to becoming the principal of John G. Wood School she served as a special education coordinator for a juvenile facility within the state prison system
Executive Assistant and Office Manager
Glin Atkins presents a wealth of “cutting edge” methodologies and strategies that exceeds industry standards. With more than fifteen years experience providing professional support to senior leaders, she provides efficiency
to sustainable procedures and processes.
Her previous employment at Jackson-Field Homes in Jarratt, Virginia, reflects her excellent performance to manage in a like setting. As an absolute believer in maintaining professionalism, she listens, establishing continuous communication and rapport among herself, staff and vendors that involves enthusiasm, flexibility and a willingness to change. Her mission is to meet any challenge with elements of success.
For eight years at Virginia Homes for Boys and Girls, Glin continues to provide direct support and assistance to the President and Vice Presidents of the organization. Her expertise is realized in her supporting efforts to the Board of Directors.